$0 - 74,999:
$75,000 - 499,999:
Payment: We accept cash (day of sale only), money orders, cashiers checks, personal and corporate checks, wire transfers, and credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard only). For CREDIT/DEBIT CARD transactions, please call us and give us your details verbally; fax the details; or send card details in two separate emails or send an email with details in an attachment (for security reasons) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No surcharge will be charged to the buyer for payments made via credit card. We reserve the right to decline the use of credit cards issued by a non-U.S.A. bank, as well as U.S.A. credit cards with a non-U.S.A. billing address. Please send CHECKS to: Stanford Auctioneers, 530 East McDowell Road, Suite 107-239, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. 85004. Please note that checks must be drawn on a U.S.A. bank in U.S.A. dollars. All checks, regardless of type, may be subject to a ten day hold. Returned checks are subject to a $30.00 returned check fee. For WIRE TRANSFERS please contact us for wire instructions. Please note that we DO NOT accept American Express, PayPal, Discover Card, MoneyGram, and Western Union. Per our Terms & Conditions, winning bidders must pay for their purchases immediately following the auction. Purchases over $2,500 may require payment by check, money order, cashier's check, or wire transfer. Please contact the auction house for further information. Please see our complete Terms & Conditions of Sale for further information regarding payment.
Shipping Terms: We ship both domestically and internationally at the request of our customers. While you are more than welcome to arrange for your own shipping, in most instances we can ship for you. Our experience is that in almost every case it will be less expensive to ship with us rather than one of our preferred local shippers, but there is no guarantee of this in your case. Generally we ship in order of payment, so the sooner the invoice is paid, the sooner the material is shipped. Only qualifying lots qualify for in-house shipping, and generally consist of unframed flat art (paintings, prints, posters, photographs, etc.) and generally do not include sculpture, antiques (especially furniture), and other three dimensional objects, including framed paintings, prints, posters, and photographs, especially of large size. Please inquire prior to the auction date as to which lots are qualifying. If you wish to arrange your own shipping, we would be happy to provide names of local shippers. Due to the high number of lots we sell, we are unable to deliver items to your shipper; they have to pick the items up from us. We may require a written release from you prior to releasing lots to outside shippers.
If we ship for you, buyer pays a minimum $17.50 packing charge per package regardless of the size or value of the item(s), plus our actual cost for the packing materials or $5.00, whichever is greater, plus the actual shipping cost, which, depending on your choice, may or may not include insurance on the lot(s). Please note that these three items are charged in every case regardless of the hammer price of the lot, so please keep this in mind when bidding on lower price estimated lots. If you purchase multiple lots in the auction and/or at after-auction/after-sale or private sale, we combine the lots for shipping purposes, charging only one packing and materials fee per package, and shipping at actual cost. However, if you purchase multiple lots and we are unable to pack all of your items in one package, we may change an additional $17.50 for packing and $5.00 for materials for EACH package. Generally sculptures are shipped in individual packages; rarely do we ship two sculptures in one package.
If we are shipping for you and you pay by credit card, we generally charge your credit card initially for the purchase price of the lot(s) (hammer price plus buyers premium) and then for the shipping when the final costs have been determined. If you pay by credit card, we may require that the shipment be made to the credit card billing address. In the event that we ship internationally for the buyer, and encounters particularly burdensome, time consuming, or onerous customs forms, we may charge a minimum $25.00 fee for completion of said forms. You are responsible for all duties, customs fees, and taxes.
We ship via United Parcel Service (UPS) and United States Postal Service (USPS) for domestic shipments and UPS/USPS/DHL for international shipments. Under no circumstances do we ship via FedEx, either domestically or internationally, even using your own FedEx account number. If you wish to ship FedEx, you MUST use an outside shipper. When shipping via UPS we require a signature upon delivery, unless advised in writing by you that no signature is necessary. Please note that UPS may charge us additional fees after a shipment has been initiated and we have quoted and charged you for shipping costs (e.g. a re-routing/delivery change request fee initiated by you to deliver to a different address). These fees are passed along to you, and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card for these charges. We are unable to accept your UPS account number to ship for you. If you wish to use your UPS number, you must use an outside shipper.
While many shipments will be shipped within several days after each auction and/or aftersale, please note we are a traditional auction house, not an eBay or Amazon seller, and generally offer over 600 lots per auction, so if you wish us to ship for you please allow up to 15 to 25 working days from the DATE OF RECEIPT OF CLEARED FUNDS for your item(s) to LEAVE our location. If you prefer to receive your auction items and/or aftersale purchases on a timelier basis, or to organize shipping for lots that do not qualify for in-house shipping, please contact us for a list of local shipping agents. Any shipping services provided or arranged by us are at the buyer's sole risk and expense; we assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions in connection with any such service and/or our referral to outside shippers, who are solely responsible for their own performance. Purchases shipped out of state are exempt from sales tax.
It is incumbent upon the winning bidder to contact us regarding shipping of items. It is not our responsibility to contact the winning bidder regarding shipping. Once we have shipped your material, or it is picked up by your outside shipper, we assume no responsibility for the shipment's arrival at its destination or its condition on arrival. We suggest you purchase insurance if available to cover any missing or damaged goods. If an insurance claim becomes necessary the bidder/receiver is responsible for the follow-up with the shipping company. We are unable to provide any assistance beyond providing you with the shipment date and tracking number if applicable.
Please note that Mexican masks and Mexican sculpture may be shipped from our Mexico City office. Depending on where you are located, you may incur lower or higher shipping costs than if the shipment was initiated from our Phoenix office. Please inquire before you bid if you have any questions on the shipment of Mexican material.
Our policy is to ship material with a signature required on delivery. Your signature then becomes proof of delivery for all items purchased by you and included by us in the shipment, and buyer has no recourse against us for supposed missing and/or damaged items, whether or not we include a packing list with the shipment, and whether or not we indicate in any communication (such as email) what material is in the package. We are happy to refer you to an outside shipper who may have different shipping policies than we do. You are not required to ship your purchased material through us.
Condition: Condition, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. When we list condition information for a lot, it is our opinion only. The absence of condition information does not mean the item is in perfect condition. We urge you to request a full condition report for any items in which you have an interest. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more detail about Condition.
Taxes: Local taxes apply if the item(s) are not shipped out of state.
Contract: Your bid is a contract. Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the auctioneer. You should contact the auctioneer to resolve any questions before bidding.
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